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Wife of Charles DUNN*CK

Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County Indiana, Lewis publishing Company, Chicago, IL 1887, page 279.
transcribed by Sue Haschemeyer

WILLIAM MILLER, a prominent farmer of Harrison Township, residing in section 4, is a native of Virginia, born in Loudoun County, January 15, 1818. His parents David and Nancy MILLER, had a family of eleven children, and of this number only four survive -- William, Rachel, Eliza and Catherine. Our subject was bout thirteen years old when his parents removed to Preble County, Ohio, and in that county he was reared to manhood. He was first married in Ohio, January 29, 1838, to Miss Hannah SPACH, and of the seven children born to this union four are living --- John, William, Oliver and Noah. James, Milton and Francis are deceased. In 1841 Mr. Miller left Ohio for Indiana, and settled with his family in Miami County, on Eel River. His wife died there August 4, 1857, and he was again married in Miami County, Indiana April 1, 1858, to Miss Catherine PALMER, a daughter of Daniel and Catherine PALMER, natives of Virginia, with whom she came to Miami County when a girl. By his second marriage Mr. Miller has had then children, seven still living -- Samuel, Charles, Grant, Eliza J., Dora B., Bertha and Emma G. The names of the deceased are --- Abraham, Alpharetta and Marietta. Mr. Miller made his home in Miami County until about 1864, and in the spring of that year he became a resident of Kosciusko County. Starting life with $5, he has from this small beginning acquired a competency, owning at present about 370 acres of valuable land, the result of habits of industry and good management. He is classed among the active and public-spirited citizens of Harrison Township, and has served efficiently and acceptably as road supervisor and school director. Both he and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist church. In politics he is a Prohibitionist. Four of his sons, John, William, James and Milton, served in the defense of the Union during the war of the Rebellion. Milton lost a limb at the battle of Stone River, which cost him his life, and James died after his return from the army.


The 1870 & 1880 censuses give you the approximate birth dates of some of the Miller children: Harrison Township, Kosciusko Co., Indiana enumerated 14th day of September, 1870, pages 357 a & b

33 338 336 MILLER William 53 M W Farmer 13600 2500 Virginia x
34 338 336 MILLER Catherine 38 F W Keeping House Ohio
35 338 336 MILLER Elmer 16 M W Farm Laborer Indiana
36 338 336 MILLER Noah 14 M W Farm Laborer Indiana
37 338 336 MILLER Samuel 11 M W Indiana
38 338 336 MILLER Charles 8 M W Indiana
39 338 336 MILLER Ulysses G. 5 M W Indiana
40 338 336 MILLER Eliza J. 3 F W Indiana
1 338 336 MILLER Marietta 1 F W Indiana


1880 census for Harrison Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana

William MILLER Self M Male W 62 VA Farmer VA VA
Catherine MILLER Wife M Female W 44 OH Keeping House VA VA
Noah MILLER Son S Male W 23 IN Farmer VA OH
Samuel MILLER Son S Male W 20 IN Works On Farm VA OH
Charles MILLER Son S Male W 18 IN Works On Farm VA OH
Grant MILLER Son S Male W 15 IN At School VA OH
Jane MILLER Dau S Female W 13 IN At School VA OH
Dora MILLER Dau S Female W 9 IN VA OH
Bertha MILLER Dau S Female W 7 IN VA OH
(Emma?) MILLER Dau S Female W 2M IN VA OH
Martha BRADWAY Other S Female W 28 IN Domestic Servant OH PA


Also see 1850 & 1860 censuses for Richland township., Miami County, IN (William & Hannah in 1850) and (William & Catherine in 1860)

Dora's mother Catherine died January 22, 1910, Harrison township, Kosciusko Co., IN - age 74

Dora's brother Ulysses was a Baptist minister and lived in IN in 1891, NB in 1894, 1900 & 1910, Kansas in 1918, Iowa in 1920. He died September 1939. Consistently he lists his father as born in PA. He married Luella Mae Crabb, daughter of John Vincent and Mary Ann (NEWCOMB) CRABB when he was 21.